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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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What is good for reducing the frequency of tension headaches or cluster headaches?

What is good for reducing the frequency of tension headaches or cluster headaches?

Meds reduce headache: Many different drugs with diverse pharmacological actions are used to treat an acute headache. Drug therapy for tension headaches or mild-to-moderate migraines usually starts with acetaminophen, aspirin, or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (nsaids)…ibuprofen, naproxen, etc. For moderate to severe migraine attacks, the "triptans" or ergot alkaloids are typically used. For more severe headaches. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

What are the symptoms of a tension headache vs migraine?

Tension headache: Is pain or discomfort in the head, scalp or neck usually associated with muscle tightness in these areas. ...Read more

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When is a headache a symptom of meningitis?

When is a headache a symptom of meningitis?

Rarely: If there is a fever, stiff neck, and generalized bodily discomfort, associated with confusion, the headache may merely be secondary to the meningitis infection. Most often, however, headaches are due to migraine, tension or muscle contraction mechanisms, and mainly due to non-infectious causation. This is often sorted out in hospital emergency departments by a lumbar puncture. ...Read more

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Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Is double vision and headache a sign of migraine?

Can be: Ophthalmoplegic migraine affecting the eye muscles, can be an emergency. ...Read more

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Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Headache is a symptom of what tumors?

Nonspecific: Headaches can be due to migraine, muscle contraction, hydrocephalus, tumors, hypertension, sinus infections, jaw problems. Tumors and hemorrhages cause headaches due to increased pressure inside the skull when the size is significant. Many tumors, such as meningiomas, may be completely silent, without any pain. ...Read more

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Is bone pain around the eye that triggers headaches and/or migraine considered a cluster headache?

Not that simple: Pain around the eye could be a symptom of either type of headache. However, having that symptom alone is not diagnostic. A medical assessment should help to clarify diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is dizziness or lightheadedness a symptom of sinusitis?

Is dizziness or lightheadedness a symptom of sinusitis?

No: Those symptoms aren't related to sinusitis, it may be your inner ear, an ENT specialist would help sorting it out, good luck ...Read more

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Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Are brain jolt/shivers a symptom of onset of a migraine?

Possible: If you're above-described symptoms are followed by the typical migraine headache that you have then it is the sign onset of the migraine. ...Read more

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What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?

What causes a general feeling of malaise, fogginess, with a very mild headache. How to distinguish from Prodrome of migraine?

The prodrome: starts from hours to a few days prior to a migraine attack and is characterized by changes in mood or behavior. Features include hyperactivity or hypoactivity, depression, craving for special foods, repetitive yawning and similar atypical symptoms. No headache is present. ...Read more

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Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Is a headache a common symptom of colds?

Colds cause headache: Colds frequently cause headaches due to a viral infection in your sinuses. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

What are the causes of a tension headache in temples?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Is headache a symptom of sporadic fatal insomnia?

Holy cow!: When u hear hoofbeats on the bridge don't think first of unicorns! :). ...Read more

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What causes a morning tension headache?

What causes a morning tension headache?

Unknown!: Tension headaches are characterized by dull, non-pulsatile discomfort on both sides of the temples and forehead. Typically last for 30-60 min or for days. Affect at least 40% of adults in any given year. Occur most commonly in the early morning and late afternoon. The morning variety is often triggered by lack of sleep, awkward sleeping positions, hangovers and caffeine withdrawal. Cause unknown! ...Read more

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What is a headache a symptom of mainly?

What is a headache a symptom of mainly?

Headache: Your headaches coudl be coming from tension, eye strain, tooth grinding, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems. ...Read more

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Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

Is dizziness a symptom of chronic sinusitis?

No: Dizziness can mean either vertigo-room spinning- or light-headedness. Neither should be a symptom of chronic sinusitis. ...Read more

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What type of headache is triggered by crying. Throbbing headache. ?

What type of headache is triggered by crying. Throbbing headache. ?

See below: Depends on the location, duration, specific symptoms, medical history and many other factors. However, both tension and migraine type headaches can be triggered by crying episodes that are associated with stress, depression and other negative emotions. Crying related to happiness does not cause muscle tension or hormone stimulation like that with negative emotions. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Tension Headache (Definition)

A condition where there is dull pressure or pain within the head, often associated with muscle tension, especially the muscles in the back of ...Read more


Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Stress Headache (Definition)

Stress headaches are caused by stressful situations that ...Read more